Experiences of U.S. search engine users as of February 2012

Search engines: U.S. user experiences 2012 This statistic gives information on experiences U.S. search users had when using internet search engines. During a 2012 survey, it was found that 38 percent of respondents got so much information in a set of search results that they felt overwhelmed.
Show more
Loading statistic...
Share of respondents
Learned something new or important that really helped you or increased your knowledge86%
Found a really obscure fact or piece of information you didn't think you'd be able to find50%
Got conflicting or contradictory information in results and could not figure out what was correct41%
Got so much information in a set of search results that you felt overwhelmed38%
Discovered really critical information was missing from search results34%
Share of respondents
Learned something new or important that really helped you or increased your knowledge86%
Found a really obscure fact or piece of information you didn't think you'd be able to find50%
Got conflicting or contradictory information in results and could not figure out what was correct41%
Got so much information in a set of search results that you felt overwhelmed38%
Discovered really critical information was missing from search results34%
Download Settings Share
Chart type
Datalabels
Share on Social Media
HTML code to embed chart as PNG (FAQ)
Download started
Please be patient - this may take a moment

Description

Source

More information

This statistic gives information on experiences U.S. search users had when using internet search engines. During a 2012 survey, it was found that 38 percent of respondents got so much information in a set of search results that they felt overwhelmed.
Show more
Release date
March 2012
Region
United States
Survey time period
January 20 to February 19, 2012
Number of respondents
802 respondents
Age group
8-19 years
Special properties
Search users
Method of interview
Telephone interview
More information
Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Register for free

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

Send request

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.
Leading companies trust Statista:
paypalgoogleadobepgsamsungtelekom
Statista is a great source of knowledge, and pretty helpful to manage the daily work.
Christof Baron

Christof Baron
CEO, MindShare Germany

Statistics on "Online search usage"
  • Benchmark
The most important statistics
  • Leading search companies
  • Google
  • Search behavior
  • Advertising and marketing
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps
Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages
Statistics on the topic
Topics
About Statista
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.
Request webinar
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.

News
News